Clovis News: Sports

Sports briefs: Fresno Pacific stars shine at swim meet

Fresno Pacific's Daniel Crosby was fifth in the 3-meter men's diving final and Breanna Ingram seventh in the 1-meter women's diving final Wednesday to highlight the Sunbirds' efforts on day one of the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships in St. Peters, Mo.

Crosby scored 258.45. Cal Baptist's Trevor Graifman won with a score of 342.20. Ingram scored a 160.35, 99.35 points behind champion Christine Runkle of Concordia.

Swanson earns ride in Long Beach celeb race

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg will drive in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on April 16 at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Swanson, making his first start in the event, will be joined by last year's winning celebrity driver Brian Austin Green among others in the Pro Category.

They will drive identically prepared Scion tCs on the 1.97-mile street circuit in downtown Long Beach.

Swanson and his brother Tanner also have both landed National Midget rides for the coming season to go along with rides in the USAC sprint car and Silver Crown divisions.

Clovis to honor Meyers

The city of Clovis will honor sprint car driver Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team for their World of Outlaws championship with a proclamation at the City Council chambers at 6 p.m. Monday.

Meyers is a Clovis native who graduated from Buchanan High.

Reedley captures CVC golf minitournament

Landon Polterock and Jack Mulroy each shot 2-over 74 to lead Reedley College to a Central Valley Conference tournament win Wednesday at Fresno's Fig Garden Golf Club.

The Tigers totaled 380 strokes, 18 better than second-place West Hills-Lemoore, which received a 76 from Anthony Ferreira.

Ex-Raiders coach Flores to join state JC Hall

Tom Flores is headed to the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame, where the former NFL coach will be inducted for a stellar two-sport career at Fresno City College in the 1950s.

Ceremonies are March 30 at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel.

Flores played football and baseball while at Fresno City from 1954-1956. He went on to be an NFL quarterback and later a coach. He won Super Bowls as a player (with Kansas City in January 1970) and as an assistant (1977) and head coach (1981 and '84) with the Raiders. He also coached Seattle and served in the front offices of the Raiders and Seahawks.

Fresno youth captures Challenger tennis title

Eight-year-old Joel Quiroz of Fresno won the Lafayette Challenger/Novice at the Bentley Tennis Center on Feb. 20.

Quiroz defeated Will Wolfe 3-6, 6-3, 10-3 to take the crown.

JC coaches to induct Reedley's Perkins

John Perkins, currently Reedley College's head golf coach, will be inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame as an assistant.

The Hall of Fame ceremony is at noon Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Visalia.

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